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5 Ways to Get Interested in a Boring Subject

Boring subject? No worries. Here are five tips for studying your least-favorite topics.

Sometimes we find ourselves taking a course in which we have no interest at all. But all is not lost! There are methods you can use to help you build interest in a boring subject.

1. Seek diverse material. Reading a different book, viewing a podcast or online video, or accessing an online source can give you new perspective on a topic.

2. Use web communities. Go online to ask for clarifications for concepts you don’t understand. Find online support by looking on your public library’s website for homework help resources.

3. Ask a journalist’s questions. When approaching a subject, use a journalist’s questions: Who and what are important? Where and when is it useful? Why and how is it useful?

4. Find different ways of seeing. Focus on learning in more than one way. Don’t just read the material. Play with it, draw it, write about it.

5. Teach others. To boost your interest in a subject, teach its concepts to others. You may find that you suddenly have a new passion for concepts that were once tough.

The more you find interesting ways to work with the material, the more interested you will become, and the more you will learn!

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